About IDS of Canada

IDS of Canada safeguards precious metal assets in a secure facility, and offers a physical marketplace for buyers and sellers.  In-house transfers increase speed and accuracy while eliminating exorbitant shipping and insurance costs. Corporations can take advantage of a broad range of fulfillment and customizable services to expand business and cut costs. IDS is staffed by professionals who have extensive precious metals, depository, security and banking experience.

LBMA Affiliate Member
IDS of Canada is an Affiliate Member of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).  The LBMA is the international trade association which represents the market for gold and silver bullion.  The LBMA’s membership encompasses banks, dealers, fabricators, refiners, shippers and brokers.

IIROC Accredited Vault
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) approved IDS of Canada as an entity suitable to hold LBMA gold and silver delivery bars.  IDS of Canada is one of eight locations suitable to hold LBMA gold and silver bars.  The depository can hold Dealer Member’s inventory and client positions in gold and silver bullion without capital penalty to the Dealer Member, provided that the other related Dealer member rules, such as written custodial agreement and segregation are met.

Facility Features:

  • Modern, secure storage facilities, including Class III Vault
  • ULC-rated, state-of-the-art security system
  • Multi-redundant dual control systems and policies

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Online Customer Portal

IDS VaultDirect™ is the industry’s first real-time holdings management and reporting tool that provides clients immediate access to their precious metals holdings stored at IDS. As with traditional investment portfolios, IDS clients can now view their holdings, assess value and execute transfers and shipments with the click of a button.

Through IDS VaultDirect, clients can:

  • Review transactional activity
  • Download account statements and view itemized reports
  • Streamline fulfillment logistics for precious metals inventory
  • Track shipments and deliveries
  • Access accounts 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Account Statements & Reports

IDS of Canada features a proprietary inventory control and account notification system. This system automatically generates detailed notifications to clients when a transaction is conducted within an account.


In addition to safeguarding assets, IDS adheres to a strict confidentiality policy regarding the protection and privacy of all client data. Account information and transactional data will not be shared with any party outside of IDS of Canada.


IDS of Canada’s management and staff possess extensive precious metals, depository and security experience. The depth and breadth of the teams knowledge has helped establish IDS of Canada as an industry leader. The teams overriding objective is to deliver responsive, cost effective and efficient precious metals custody and distribution services.